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topography

 [to-pog´rah-fe]
a special description of an anatomic region or a special part. adj., adj topograph´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

to·pog·ra·phy

(tō-pog'ră-fē),
In anatomy, the description of any part of the body, especially in relation to a definite and limited area of the surface.
[topo- + G. graphē, a writing]
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topography

(tə-pŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. topogra·phies
1. Detailed, precise description of a place or region.
2. Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
3. A description or an analysis of a structured entity, showing the relations among its components: In the topography of the economy, several depressed areas are revealed.
4.
a. The surface features of a place or region.
b. The surface features of an object: The topography of a crystal.
5. The surveying of the features of a place or region.
6. The study or description of an anatomical region or part.

top′o·graph′ (tŏp′ə-grăf′) n.
top′o·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk), top′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
top′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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to·pog·ra·phy

(tŏ-pog'ră-fē)
anatomy The description of any part of the body, especially in relation to a definite and limited area of the surface.
[topo- + G. graphē, a writing]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

to·pog·ra·phy

(tŏ-pog'ră-fē)
anatomy the description of any part of the body, especially in relation to a definite and limited area of the surface.
[topo- + G. graphē, a writing]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Hulshof et al., "Scalable topographies to support proliferation and Oct4 expression by human induced pluripotent stem cells," Scientific Reports, vol.
Caption: Figure 2: Analysis of neurite length and cell identity on different pillar topographies. (a) Schematic design of the micropillar substrate according to Micholt et al.
Caption; Figure 4: Immunofluorescent staining of human PSC-derived cortical neurons, cultured for 15 days on flat, pillar, and grooved topographies. Neurons were stained with Hoechst 33258, and antibodies against the neuronal marker, [beta]3-tubulin (TUJ1; red color), and the progenitor marker, NESTIN (green color).
Therefore, in the current investigation we developed an informal, descriptive questionnaire to gather preliminary information on the occurrence of different topographies of PIB that resembled commonly observed topographies of SIB (Iwata et al., 1994).
A questionnaire was developed for the purpose of examining the occurrence of different topographies of PIB in typically developing children.
Part two of the questionnaire assessed the occurrence of and potential sources of reinforcement for eight topographies of childhood behavior, including 5 topographies of PIB.
An average of 1.7 topographies (range, 1 to 6 topographies) was endorsed for each child in the sample.
Across all topographies of PIB, the most commonly endorsed frequency for the occurrence of PIB was "rarely" (defined as the child displaying the behavior only once or twice within the 2-month period).
In another merging of low-tech craft and high-tech content, Shirley Tse hand-carved blue polystyrene packing material, creating futuristic topographies that blend landscape and cityscape.